Recently, in our local bee association, there has been discussion about bears, and a few incidents with people's bee yards. I had posted the suggestion (worth repeating here) that I saw on craigslist someone was selling her horses, and mentioned that, after they were sold, there would be a solar fence available. I thought this might be an economical way to obtain fencing (although probably way more than one would need.) I added the comment that fences should be baited with bacon, or similar. Another member replied with this: "I was discussing the matter of bears with one of the [PA] game commission bear guys. He stated that to use the 120v. electric direct, and not to use the electric fencer. He also advised not to use the bacon trick as this might encourage the bears to return." Thankfully, the next several posts were from beekeepers saying NOT to use direct voltage, as it may kill someone. I can't believe this came from one of our "experts." Or, well, maybe I can, and that's the sad part.